All posts by Govvy

I could be talking about anything!

Bye bye paypal

Since eBay and PayPal parted ways, I was wondering whats the point of keeping my PayPal account. So… I have decided to close my account today. I was wondering how many other people are closing their accounts. Paypal is still used for some things, but there are more direct ways to pay online these days. Paypal is slowly becoming redundant. It’s on a lifeline in my opinion, will it follow flash player?

My neighbour crashing over!!

It’s 1:30am and it’s bang, bang, bang at my front door waking me out of a dead sleep, my neighbour who smokes wants to get into his place from mine!! Well that can’t happen now as there is a brick wall in the way!

The smell was pungent and horrible, as I don’t smoke it effects me even more making me feel ill. So I let him sleep on my sofa till he can get his key tomorrow.

He is a big boy and the snoring was like having an elephant over, but it wasn’t till 3:25am when I hear this huge bang. He had pulled down my DVD/CD IKEA shelves. Thinking it was a door! The contents had gone everywhere.

The collection although not a lot was in alphabetical and category order!

Took me about three hours to put all back how I like it. Found a few bits to throw away and a few DVDs for the charity shop. That’s my night… mare and morning burned!

Unimpressed by Star on Disney+

For the first time I had a chance to browse through the list of shows and films last night and I really wasn’t that impressed. Lots of, what I have seen before and lots of old stuff that I don’t really want to watch.

There were only two shows that took my fancy, I will probably binge watch all of Castle again as I like Nathan Fillion and the quirkiness of that show. There is also a spy-drama, sort of comedy in Burn Notice. That is also a fun show to watch. But overall, so far, I am really unimpressed.

I don’t know if other people saw any gems they wish to share, or what others are interested in. For me there wasn’t much.

Hopefully it will improve overtime.

Cobra Kai season 3

Another season has arrived on Netflix taking the show to the next level. Having binged watched the lot, I didn’t feel the intercity of the previous two seasons. At times the show felt stupid and irksome.

I liked seeing the back story for the John Kreese character, and felt Martin Kove although corny and crass does justice to the role. From a lost love to torn morals in the Vietnam War.

Although choppy and the feeling the storyline had been rushed out we have fight scenes and incidents where most of the characters would really be behind bars. Reality feels like it has come crashing down. Clearly not on par with the previous two seasons and a mash of talent had been ill used.

Saying that there is a lot of enjoyment value, some beautiful scenes when Daniel visits Japan and another beautiful location when he goes fishing with his daughter. Then we are back to smashing up homes, which doesn’t make sense to me.

The inserting of Elisabeth Shue who played Eli added good value and comedy, however I couldn’t shake the fact I saw her brains that got lasered in the show The Boys which was still fresh in my head!

We are setup for a another tournament in season four, at first I thought it would be a Mexican standoff, however we have bridges built. There are issues to resolve there with father and son. Guess we have to wait and see.

Where did the girl go?

Some woman’s dress hooked to the security fence.

I thought it rather strange, when walking back earlier from the shops that some woman’s clothing was just hanging up here. My mind wonder if someone was running around nude, or did aliens take her away… I don’t even what to think of the worse. That would just give me nightmares.

Fake Hot Wheels!

I brought what I thought was a real pack of Hot Wheels off of eBay, I had no idea that there are fakes of these toys!

Hot WIhhers anyone!

The packaging was pretty squeezy, but I am sure my nephew will love them for his Christmas present.

The noise above

At times I wonder how deaf the couple are above me! They moved in six months ago or so and at times I can’t stand the noise. This little woman with a face like a grandma walks around with this thud, thud, thud, that reminds me of the original robocop films. I really can’t understand how a girl who is only about 5″3′ can make so much noise! I also found out she is deaf in one ear since birth. And there is me, born with the opposite problem. I can hear high-pitch sounds off the chart which most people can’t hear. In my early 20s one night while playing a game on my computer with music on in my bedroom, I heard an old-man shouting for help from the house right the other end of the two gardens, the other side of the block. These gardens are 100 foot long, so that’s over 200 foot away.

The poor old man, had fallen over out back, was lying on the cold ground when me and my dad found him. A lot of people said I saved his life.

So here I am, with my advanced hearing having to cope with people in my immediate vicinity who are deaf and listening to their TV and music. I swear, they took out good sound proofing and put in crap. There is me downstairs in a lovely homey flat, but now I feel I might have to move. I’ve tried to talk to the girl, but she has just been rude back. I am loosing all respect for the couple above me and I am not sure how to deal with it.

So please, if anyone has any good suggestions on how to talk to a person like this please let me know. I’ll try to be diplomatic, but she thinks I am always complaining!

Twitter wants my phone number!

I had one twitter account, I deleted that! Then I resigned up for twitter because I wanted to follow some celebrities I like. For a while it was fine, I didn’t do anything wrong. Hadn’t used twitter in good while, recently when I loaded up on the app on my iPhone I noticed my account was blocked. So I emailed twitter, and after a few attempts and not one human reply from the company my account was unblocked.

After one like I did, I went back on, this time they want to verify me, but how they want to verify who I am just annoys me. They want my mobile number! I get enough phone calls from scammers, so why the hell do I want to give a company with historically bad security my mobile. And why on Earth does a company that has no need for mobile numbers what your mobile number. This is just floored in all aspects in my view. You can verify through email, many other companies do that and don’t ask for a mobile number.

So at the moment I refuse to verify via giving them my phone number, which just means I am still blocked!

In my view Twitter is providing a false log, an invalid block, followed by a verification system to silicate your phone number. I fear they are acting like criminals to silicate your information. Whats next, are they going to sell that information to the highest bidder? Or just get hacked by someone else, so that other criminal can get everyones phone number!

Mill Hill to Edgware train walk

Following on from my last walk, this time I found the entrance in Lydhurst Park to the second part of the train line walkway. It seems a lot less people know about this part of the train line walk. Which can only be accessed on weekends.

I entered via the entrance to the park just off of Bunn’s Lane. This was about the location of where Mill Hill the Hale station use to be, which is a stones through from Mill Hill Broadway.

You can see a trench of dense brambles and woodland running along the right side of the park and if you walk the path and follow it you can if not immediately find the entrance to the walk. It is somewhat hidden, there is a little foot path over a small brook leading to a hidden gate.

Part of the old track, there are lots of these posts.

The foliage is dense in places but opens up in others. It really does run between the houses!

The end in sight!

The ending of the route is somewhat disappointing, I came out on the A1509, there is another road opposite which looks like private access to the Edgware terminus which I didn’t go down as I don’t want to trespass! However I turned right and walked the road back up and round. There is a massive church, which I thought was a bit of an eye-saw. Then after some roundabouts there is a pub called the Railway Tavern, (unfortunately closed) I don’t know the history, it must have some relation to the old project of the Northern Heights. So I walked past that and back down to Mill Hill.

Bye Bye Adobe Flash Player

I first started using the internet back in 1996 when my mum brought a Compaq Presario with it’s built-in 28.8BPS modem and that lovely electronic dial sound when you connected to the internet.

Some of the first things I remember was connecting to Compuserve, a group of forums to connect, chat, exchange idea’s. I also had one game called Panzer General which had this option play by mail. Sending details of your movements to friends over email. Waiting hours for the counter attack!

Then came the webpages! In the web browser there was an option where you can view the source code of how the webpages were created, this is how I learned HTML and it was a pretty easy computer language to learn. Then I learned CSS and after that I found adobe plugins. This is where I was able to do web animation, I didn’t do a lot, but some fun stuff and Flash Player could play that. All the way back in 1996.

So recently when I saw that Adobe were ending the life cycle of the Flash Player, I actually felt somewhat sad to hear this. This little piece of software has been a mainstay for a long time. Adobe arrived with the boom, and survived the burst. It most likely played videos from 30 seconds of animation to 30 minutes or more of a documentary. You will be missed Flash Player, but you will not be forgotten.